Holiday Inn - West Yellowstone
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... next 45 minutes or so was spent in the relative safety of the rangers and a crowd while the rangers organised a team to move the bears away to a less populated area. The rangers donned their hi-viz vests (so the bear could see her meal) and walked as a group to guide her and cub to a better place. We all watched from a safe distance as the 2 bears ran across the track to exactly where we had been 30 minutes earlier. Not something that kiwis see every day but ...
... each stop. Moving counterclockwise, our first stop was at West Thumb Geyser Basin. It featured a warming hut (which was too hot, IMHO), a view of part of Yellowstone Lake, and a boardwalk across several geysers and springs. Next we stopped at Fishing Bridge - lovely vistas but no otters. We consumed another sack lunch (that included some tasty and hot soup) at the ...
... at the overlooks and admiring the vistas, we headed into Jackson Hole, WY. We stopped for lunch, and when we got into the car after lunch, the car wouldn't start. So we called USAA roadside service, and they sent someone to jumpstart the battery. No luck, it still didn't start. We then called the roadside service back, and they were trying to find a tow truck and a place to tow the car to in Jackson, WY. They were not ...
We were unsure what to expect crossing the border; it could have taken minutes or hours. We arrived early and after a few serious questions, fingerprints, photo and a form filled in, we were issued with a 90-day visa to explore the USA all in the space of 10 minutes.
The next 8 hours was spent driving to Yellowstone National Park – pretty much through the entire state of Montana. That evening we stayed in a small town right outside the park and set off early ...
... and very few other kinds of bikes) were of a certain age that is not young. Warnings of getting close to wildlife and walking on the fragile and dangerous grounds were mostly heeded, but sometimes not. Traffic in the wilderness. Any person on the side of the road with a camera would cause a traffic snarl because everyone had to get the shot. The South Montana Astronomical Society held a "Stars over Yellowstone" evening with a speaker discussing the Van ...
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Great place, pleased with our stay. LArge clean rooms, nothing to complain about except that the wireless internet was poor - not good reception in our room. not a big deal since we didn't spend much time there.
Good value - nice room.
We stayed here two nights, the room was pretty large and was clean.
Cost for the double Queen bed room was about $80. less than in Yellowstone at Old Faithful Snow Lodge double queen room. (And here we had Cable/TV, refrigerator, pool, internet access, etc.)
Service was good, too, but we were there duing the "off season" after Labor Day and before the snowmobile/skiing season.
Even though it is about a one-two hour drive from event location in Yellowstone National Park, the drive is very pretty and on the route to/from West Yellowstone was where we saw the most dramatic wildlife (bald eagle, elk, wolves, etc.).
I would stay here again.
We stayed at this hotel a couple of weeks ago and had a good experience. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. However, I can't help pointing out that most lodging experiences are completely dependant upon the dates on which you are staying at any given place. We stayed after the start of the school year so that most family vacationers would be gone, but just prior to Labor Day. Up until Labor Day weekend, we had the pool and hot tub to ourselves, were fawned over at the local shops and restaurants, etc.. But as soon as the weekend crowds hit on Saturday morning the place became a zoo.
Great value for families
Stayed here after spending several nights in Yellowstone. Location is not too bad for seeing the park but expect to spend at least a couple hours driving per day to get anywhere into the park and back out. We actually stayed at the Cascade in Canyon one night and 2 nights at Old Faithful Snow Lodge then here in West Yellowstone for 2 nights. Rooms are very large and include a sofa, fridge, and microwave. Has a pool and hot-tub (nice for the kids after the limited frills of in-park lodging).
U can do much better
Unfriendly staff, couldn't even provide restrautant menu. Spent 4 days and the room was never vacummed.
Good Value, Good Base for Yellowstone
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel (3 nights). The room is spacious, clean, and comfortable with a refrigerator. It's an excellent base for exploring Yellowstone. The restaurant was average at best, the pool was a little small (but okay), and half of the exercise equipment did not work. There was also the usual "door slamming" noises you get with most budget hotels. However, we slept well each night and enjoyed our stay. The historic train car inside the hotel (next to the restaurant) is a must see, and the town of West Yellowstone is a great place!!! Got an online rate of $76 per night, which I believe was a bargain.
Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, West Yellowstone
Good value for the money but seems to be busy.
Room were clean and spacious.
Didn't try their restaurant but the menu looked good.
I had emailed a request for adjacent rooms but was ignored or never looked at. They won't even acknowledge receiving it so don't trust their email address.
Pool was overclorinated but that's normal for indoor pools it seems.
This is a very decent place to stay if you are staying in West Yellowstone, Montana. It's nothing fancy, but much better than the average Holiday Inn.
Great place to stay
Just got back from a snowmobiling trip. Great place stay with a great package deal. Had a jacuzzi suite room which was large and clean. Great breakfast included in package, only thing was very slow service in restaurant. Friendly front desk staff. Would stay here again.
On our first ever trip to Yellowstone National Park; we decided to stay at a cabin resort near the west entrance.Upon arriving at the resort, we found that it did not resemble the hype on their website. The cabins were set in a parking lot. Ours had no trees nearby, and a view of a local trailer park. We were on the bottom floor of a two-story cabin, and a large family with a lot of children was on the top, making a lot of noise thumping around all hours of the night. The bathroom door would not shut, and there was no air conditioning during a record heat wave.After the first night, I walked around town asking all the local hotels if they had room for us for the next four nights.Where the staff of the other hotels acted like they could not be bothered, Lorraine at the Holiday Inn did everything to get us into a room. She quickly found that they had a "Family Suite" available for the first two nights, and a normal room the second two. She advised me that there could be a cancellation and we might be able to stay in the Family Suite, but regardless, they had room for us.The family suite consisted of a large room with two queen size beds, television, microwave, refrigerator and bathroom. There was one large bathroom, an overstuffed chair, and a table with two chairs. There was another private bedroom with a kind sized bed, and a television.The hotel has an indoor pool and hot tub. Both were a bit cloudy. In the pool area was an exercise room. There was also a sauna.Near the registration desk there was a fully staffed activity center, an internet access vending machine, a snack station, and a TV with a seating area.The hotel had a restaurant for breakfast and dinner, and a bar that served lunch and dinner. Inside the bar was a small casino with real video poker and keno machines. I was not aware that Montana allowed gambling. I was also surprised to see that the minimum age for the games was 18 instead of 21. The casino was very low-key, and we had no idea it was even there until a day or two into our stay.They also had small railroad museum that featured one of the original cars that used to bring people to Yellowstone before the railroads stopped going there many years ago.The second morning at the hotel, I went to see Lorraine, who told me that a Family Suite had opened up for our fourth day, but not the third day. I went ahead and took it, hoping that one would open up for day three, but it didnt. So, on that day we moved into a regular room with two queen beds.I was surprised by how large the standard room was. It was every bit as large as the Family Suite, but without the private bedroom. It had the refrigerator and microwave, plus a small couch to sit on. It was very comfortable for the one night we spent in it. Lorraine also went to the trouble to book it right across the hallway from our original room, so we just had to carry things out of one room, and into the other.The fourth night, we went back to another Family Suite, again on the same floor, and just across the hall, but down a bit from our original room. This one was similar, but had a small couch instead of the overstuffed chair. Also, there was a table in the private bedroom that worked well for my laptop.The food at the restaurant was some of the best we had while visiting Yellowstone. They had good, fast room service. They also featured a free breakfast for kids under twelve that saved us a few bucks.The hotel is located just a few blocks from the west entrance to Yellowstone, which is the nearest one to Old Faithful.I would recommend this hotel, especially to families traveling together. Ive stayed away from Holiday Inns just due to an impression Ive had that they were of lower quality. The truth is that this hotel was better than many Hilton or Hyatt properties Ive stayed in. They also get high marks from me for having a staff who was helpful and caring when the others in the area didnt care enough to even act like they were checking to see if there was a last minute cancellation.The fact is, they saved our vacation.